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Judge lowers damages against Hyundai in crash case

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

A Montana judge has reduced a punitive damages award from $240 million to $73 million in a lawsuit filed against Hyundai over a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011.

Grizzly prompts road closure in Grand Teton Park

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

A grizzly bear with a penchant for chokecherries and a dislike of crowds has led to the indefinite closure of part of a popular road in Grand Teton National Park.

Officials catch cougar roaming Utah neighborhoods

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

A young mountain lion was let go back into the wild Monday a day after roaming into a Salt Lake City neighborhood and forcing dozens of families to stay inside their homes for nearly five hours.

Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island has essentially stalled for now, officials said Monday, but that isn't putting anyone at ease.

Investors fret Yahoo's future, stock dips

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Yahoo may be losing some appeal on Wall Street now that U.S. investors can buy directly into Alibaba.

Judge rules in Alaska Native voting rights case

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English for the upcoming election.

Does Mississippi’s icy reception signal a battle over carbon emissions cuts?

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

If the response from top Mississippi politicians to President Barack Obama’s central plan to combat global warming is emblematic, Republican-run states could wage a fierce fight against the administration’s proposed rule to slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 2030.

Warrant issued for heir who missed NYC court date

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

An arrest warrant has been issued for a real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor in Texas a decade ago, because he failed to show up for a New York City court appearance.

As world warms and climate debate heats up, leaders descend on NYC for summit

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

In a week that a massive march descended on New York City, in a summer scientists said was the hottest on record, and in a year U.S. officials are trying to curtail carbon pollution, the United Nations is about to begin its Climate Summit 2014.

2nd trial begins for man accused of killing teen

|Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Jury selection has begun in the second trial of a Florida man accused of killing a Georgia teenager during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.